Green coffee

Most of our coffee originates from smallholder farmers. The Arabica cherries are handpicked by our smallholders to ensure cherries are only harvested when they have ripened. After harvest, the cherries are washed at a CPU and dried on drying tables in the beautiful Tanzanian sun. At Lima’s factory, the dried beans are screened in our processing facility and hand-picked to remove defects.

All smallholder Arabica coffee originates from Rungwe, Ileje and Mbinga regions. We also produce Arabica coffee on Elton farm where our processing facility is located. Recently, we started a new project in the Kagera region where our smallholders produce Robusta coffee. 

ELTON FARM Washed Arabica 

Coffee type: Arabica coffee  Processing technique: Fully washed 


Available screen varieties: Peaberry, AA (screen 18+), A (screen 17), B (screen 15 and 16), C (screen 15), AF (shells from screen 17 and 18) and TT (shells from screen <16). 

On our beautfiul farm we produce fully washed green Arabica coffee beans. The Arabica shrubs are shaded by indigenous trees, macadamia and avocado trees. Half of our 170 ha farm is devoted to coffee production, the other half is conserved forest. 

  • Altitude: 1,600 meters above sea level. 
  • Temperature: 21° degrees on average. 
  • Soil type: clay soil 
  • Rainfall: up to 1300 mm annually. 


RUNGWE Washed Arabica

Coffee type: Arabica coffee  Processing technique: Fully washed 


Available screen varieties: Peaberry, AA (screen 18+), A (screen 17), B (screen 15 and 16), C (screen 15), AF (shells from screen 17 and 18) and TT (shells from screen <16). 

Rungwe Washed Arabica is rich in flavour thanks to the volcanic, clay soils. The scenic area with steep hills and green valley’s is known for its endemic flora species and bird population. Lima works in Rungwe district with smallholder farmers. We train our farmers on mulching, pruning and tree intercropping which improves coffee quality and yields. 

  • Altitude: 1,400 meters above sea level. 
  • Temperature: 22° degrees on average. 
  • Soil type: Volcanic clay soils, loam and sand. 
  • Rainfall: up to 2700 mm annually. 

Ileje Washed Arabica

Coffee type: Arabica coffee  Processing technique: Fully washed 

Available screen varieties: Peaberry, AA (screen 18+), A (screen 17), B (screen 15 and 16), C (screen 15), AF (shells from screen 17 and 18) and TT (shells from screen <16). 

 Ileje district is an unique area in the Southern Highlands as farmers farm organic by default. To get the most out of the organic production, Lima Kwanza trains farmers on organic practices like using organic fertilizer, mulch and intercropping. The rich volcanic soils and organic production give Ileje coffee an unique flavour. Our Ileje Washed Arabica is certified organic (NOP and EU) by Ecocert South Africa. 

  • Altitude: 1,700 meters above sea level. 
  • Temperature: 26° degrees on average. 
  • Soil type: Volcanic clay soils, loam and sand. 
  • Rainfall: up to 1500 mm annually. 


Mbinga  Washed Arabica

Coffee type: Arabica coffee  Processing technique: Fully washed 


Available screen varieties: Peaberry, AA (screen 18+), A (screen 17), B (screen 15 and 16), C (screen 15), AF (shells from screen 17 and 18) and TT (shells from screen <16). 
 

Mbinga farmers love coffee and coffee loves our Mbinga farmers. Our farmers produce one of the finest, mildly flavored coffees in the country. The fertile soils and climatic conditions are perfect for coffee production. Thanks to the perfect growing conditions, you can find AAA graded coffee beans. 


  • Altitude: 1,700 meters above sea level. 
  • Temperature: 26° degrees on average. 
  • Soil type: Volcanic loam. 
  • Rainfall: up to 1600 mm annually. 

Karagwe Natural Robusta

Coffee type: Robusta coffee  Processing technique: Natural, unwashed 


Screen size: 12, 14, 16 and 18  

 
Kagera region is the largest coffee producing region in Tanzania. The fertile soil and lower altitudes make it highly suitable for Robusta production. Robusta from Kagera is a medium-flavored Robusta with a medium strong body. Smallholder farmers in Kagera produce coffee organically, Lima Kwanza certified them with NOP & EU organic certification.  


  • Altitude: 1,350 meters above sea level. 
  • Temperature: 26° degrees on average. 
  • Soil type: Clay loam.
  • Rainfall: up to 1000 mm annually.